BACON-FETA BURGERS ON AVOCADO-TOMATO BED

Here I am when where I should be is at the tail-end of a Word document wrapping up a crucial scene in the last book in my new series. But how could I resist posting this recipe? Not that I’m much of a burger muncher, but toss out the bun and replace with slices of juicy tomato and avocado, flavor beef with Worcestershire and onions, and top with bacon and feta… Well, yeah, Christian and Gaenor can wait on their resolution–you know…simmer a bit 🙂

2 eggs

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup diced onion

1-1/2 lb lean ground beef

4 slices turkey bacon, cut in half

1 avocado, sliced thin

1 large tomato, sliced into 4 thick pieces

4 tbsp feta cheese

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2) In large mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs; beat in salt, pepper, and Worcestershire; add onion and ground beef and mix well to combine; form into 4 patties; set aside

3) Heat large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat; add bacon and cook 2-3 minutes each side until just crisp; remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towel (leave bacon grease in skillet for burgers)

4) Add burgers to skillet; sear each side 3-4 minutes

5) Place skillet in oven and cook burgers 8-10 minutes for medium well (adjust according to preferred doneness)

6) Meanwhile, place avocado slices in center of each of 4 plates and top with tomato slices

7) Remove skillet from oven and criss-cross each burger with two bacon halves; top with 1 tbsp feta cheese; return to oven and cook additional 1-2 minutes; carefully center burgers atop tomatoes and serve with side of your choosing (yes, I went easy on myself with the pepperoncini); serve and munch away!

Servings: 4

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